I am an abstract acrylic artist. My art captures my wonder of both the natural world that surrounds me and the internal world of my thoughts and emotions. I turn to art to quiet down, push the thoughts and emotions aside, and communicate in a world beyond words – the world of painting. In my art, I convey my connection to the past and to the natural world of forests and seas simultaneously, giving thanks for all of the moments I’ve experienced. Whether they were happy or sad, filled with regret or hope, I am grateful to have had the experience and to now weave those moments into my artwork. I work in the abstract because I love the idea that I can make an image with one memory or idea in mind and it can speak of something completely different to the viewer. We have entered that world without words together. I consider myself an intuitive painter, making marks and following where the painting leads me. I enjoy working with texture and a palette inspired by the outdoors. As a lifelong learner and educator, I love learning new things — new processes and products fascinated me. I feel passionately that each of us is an artist and has the ability to create meaningful work; sometimes we need a little help finding that part of us again. I am happy to work with anyone who would like to reconnect with that lost part of themselves and to help them begin a painting adventure.